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August 31, 2015: Man Wanted for Lewd Acts on Children Appears in Antelope Valley Court

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A man arrested in North Carolina last May for alleged lewd acts with Palmdale children was in court today for arraignment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami said David Wayne Hoyle (dob 6/21/67) faces 11 felony charges: four counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with child 10 years or younger, one count of sexual intercourse or sodomy with child 10 years or younger and two counts each of lewd acts upon a child, criminal threats and corporal injury to a child.

Additionally, case MA065798 includes two misdemeanor charges of lewd practices in presence of minor.

Today’s scheduled arraignment was continued to Sept. 28 in Department A01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.

The former Palmdale resident is charged with sexually abusing two girls, ages seven and eight, and beating a seven-year-old boy and exposing him to lewd conduct between September 2011 and July 2014, the prosecutor said.

The case was filed for warrant at the Antelope Valley courthouse on April 16. Hoyle was extradited from North Carolina to California on Aug. 27.

The defendant faces multiple life terms in state prison if convicted as charged.

Bail has been set at $2.65 million for this case and $40,000 on case 3AV02120, a 2013 misdemeanor domestic violence conviction for which he was on probation.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.